Author: Shaykh Muhammed ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen

Excerpt

Therefore the Hurroriyaah are those Khawarij whom rebelled against the Muslim leaders, and labelled them disbelievers and consequently making the blood of the Muslims permissible (to spill).

As for the people of the Sunnah, then they say: “It is obligatory upon us to hear and obey the Muslim leader, despite that which he does from the major sins and open sinning as long as it does not reach clear disbelief. However, if it leads to clear Kufr then in that case we fight him as long as fighting him does not result to evil and fitan, and that is because the Prophet (may the peace and salutations of Allaah be upon him) prohibited rebelling against the leaders expect with conditions, He said, “Unless you see clear disbelief in which you have proof for from Allaah.”

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